Info

Begin date: 
September 20, 2021

End date:
November 19, 2021

Hashtag:
#bioregFP2021

Convener:

Prof. Fabrizio Costa

University of Trento

Center Agriculture Food Environment

Fondazione Edmund Mach

ISHS 2021 | About the Conference

The next 14th International Symposium on Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production will be organized by the Fondazione Edmund Mach located in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige, the gate of the dolomite alps. Beside the beautiful scenario, the fame of this region depends also on its horticulture. Trentino-Alto Adige contributes for more than 70% of the Italian apple production and produces a remarkable variety of fine wines and soft berries.

The production and quality of these fruits is guaranteed by a complex of physiological mechanisms occurring in several organs of the plant and how these can be governed in order to achieve the best results. It is already from the ‘40s that both natural and synthetic Plant Growth Regulators have been employed to modify the several aspects of the plant metabolism, from the modification of dormancy to the control of flowering, fruit development and ripening till the prevention of postharvest spoilages.
The role of Plant Regulators in horticulture is undoubtedly important and because of this their mode of action and application have always stimulated the interest of scientists, technologists and companies involved in the amelioration of quality to satisfy the consumers of the future and the needs of a rapid changing world.